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Out of the Deep: Music for Syria (Cardiff)

  • Cardiff University Concert Hall Corbett Road Cardiff, CF10 United Kingdom (map)

We have all been moved by the plight of the thousands of refugees attempting to flee the devastation of the current situation surrounding Syria. It is very easy to be overwhelmed by what is happening and to be left unsure of what to do to help. As musicians, there is one thing that we can do. In the words of the immortal Leonard Bernstein:

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

In order to try and raise money to help the thousands of people in desperate need of our aid, a concert will be held. The centrepiece of the concert will be Johannes Brahms' humanist masterpiece 'Ein Deutsches Requiem' accompanied using the arrangement by the composer for piano duet. Brahms took text from the Lutheran Bible to create a work that is simultaneously grandiose and intimate, that speaks deeply to those of steadfast faith and those to whom faith is all but absent. With some distinguished soloists and a choir made up of professional and semi-professional singers from in and around Cardiff, this promises to be a stunning and powerful evening.

Tickets will cost £10 and are available to reserve at

The Cantabile Consort is directed by William Stevens


Emily Wenman (soprano)
Timothy Allan (baritone)
Matthew Clark (baritone)
Edward Davies and David Geoffrey Thomas (piano)

Earlier Event: February 16
Private event